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Be A Park Champion

The trees, birds, wildlife and our community depend on Brooklyn’s Backyard—become a Park Champion today!

What would Brooklyn be without Prospect Park? This treasure is essential to the health and wellbeing of millions of community members, and is home to Brooklyn’s only lake and last remaining forest: a critical habitat for hundreds of species of plants and wildlife.

Prospect Park Alliance sustains the park in partnership with the City, but we cannot do it alone. Be a Park Champion and play your part in keeping the park green and vibrant!

  • I will responsibly dispose of my litter.
  • I will stay on paved or wood chipped paths in woodlands.
  • I will keep my dog leashed outside off-leash hours and areas.
  • I will enjoy the trees and not harm them by climbing or hanging objects.
  • I will smell the blooms but leave the flowers for bees and other pollinators.

Send an Rx for Nature

Did you know that time in nature can boost your health and wellbeing? Send your loved ones an Rx for Nature to join you in enjoying Prospect Park while benefiting your health.

Pledge to Be a Park Champion

Do you promise to do your part to keep the park green and vibrant? Then sign our pledge and become a bonafide Park Champion today.

Ribbon Cutting at Fallkill Trail in Prospect Park.

Ribbon Cut on New Fallkill Trail in Prospect Park

Prospect Park Alliance cut the ribbon on a new woodland…

October is Woodlands Appreciation Month

Prospect Park is home to a thriving 250 acres of…

City of Forest Day Volunteer Event

City of Forest Day in Prospect Park

Join Prospect Park Alliance at the second annual City of Forest…

September is Tree Appreciation Month!

September has arrived and Prospect Park Alliance is ringing in…

Kid and Adult Bird Watching

Why Be a Park Champion?

The trees, birds, wildlife and our community depend on Prospect Park, and everyone needs to do their part in the park. Read a guide for the, “Why?” behind our stewardship guidelines.

Volunteer in Prospect Park

Becoming an Alliance volunteer is a great way to Be A Park Champion. Learn about the various types of volunteering and upcoming events in the park.

Theo Mascot PPA Champion Logo

Meet the Park Champion Mascot: Thelonious "Theo" Chipmunk

We received over 1,000 name submissions and votes for the new Park Champion mascot, and we’re pleased to announce that the winner is…Thelonious “Theo” Chipmunk!

Caring for the Environment

Prospect Park is home to Brooklyn’s only lake and last remaining forest: critical habitat for hundreds of species of plants and wildlife. The care of these spaces is overseen by Prospect Park Alliance’s talented Landscape Management team.

Bird Watching PPA

Soar Into Fall Migration in Brooklyn’s Backyard

Fall bird migration is in full swing, and Prospect Park…

Image of waterfall, The Ravine

August is Waterways Appreciation Month

Did you know? The watercourse that flows through Prospect Park…

Photo of Shirley Chisolm Monument

City Approves Prospect Park Vale and Shirley Chisholm Monument Plans

Prospect Park Alliance, the non-profit that sustains the park in…

Small Child, Binoculars

Nature Activities

Enjoy crafts, activities and fun facts that are fun for the whole family and teach you how to Be a Park Champion from home!

Picnic in the Park

Eco-Friendly Picnic Guide

Prospect Park’s 585 acres are the perfect place for a get together. We’ve compiled 6 tips to help you Be A Park Champion to keep the park healthy and happy while you gather.

close up frog

Wildlife Quiz

Think you know Prospect Park’s wildlife? Put your knowledge to the test with Prospect Park Alliance’s Wildlife Quiz.